STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: Dr. Gautam Sharma, Ex-President of Indian Dental Association (IDA) Jammu, has said that the dental treatment throughout the globe might shoot up to double or triple from present rates as new equipments and infrastructure would be required to protect the patients from cross-infection by corona virus. “The new additions in a dental operatory to prevent viral cross-infection from one patient to another which would increase the cost of treatment includes complete makeover of the dental clinics, use of personal protective equipments (PPEs), use of expensive equipments and chemicals for disinfection, more para-medical personnel for keeping complete sterilisation and disinfection of the operating area” said Dr. Sharma. He stressed that now the patients should be ready to shell out more money for the dental treatment as all these up-gradations in a dental clinic would be to protect the patients from cross-infection. The public should understand that the corona virus has increased the cost manifolds for a dentist to treat the patients and therefore the patients shall not hesitate to pay more as all these up-gradations and precautions can protect them from unwanted exposure to the deadly coronavirus.
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